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Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Construction of a Land Based Test Facility, Hartlen Point, Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax, Nova Scotia

January 5, 2021 — The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, the Department of National Defence is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by January 25, 2021 to:

Lorne Oram, Project Manager
ADM(Infrastructure & Environment), Director Construction Project Delivery, 101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0K2
E-mail Address:

The Proposed Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) is proposing the construction of a Land Based Test Facility (LBTF) on DND-owned land at Hartlen Point, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia in support of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Project. The building is anticipated to incorporate office/planning/meeting areas, warehousing, technical workshops, training areas, operations areas, and laydown areas, among others. Associated site infrastructure is anticipated to include paved vehicle parking, trailer space and security fencing. Road access and municipal service extensions are expected to be required. Implementation of site work for this project is anticipated to begin in 2022.

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